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Battelle Site: The New Harrison West

Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward


'Economic development imperative' that we avert the coming affordable housing crisis

As Columbus grows, it's critical affordability is maintained, and actively advanced; the health of the region depends on it.


Fast Forward North Fourth Street

What's to come in the N. 4th Corridor


Updated plan brings mix of uses to Columbus-Grandview site

Columbus Underground writes that the Grandview Crossing site "shows a reduction in the retail use of the site, and the introduction of office, hotel, residential and parking garage components into the master plan." Click through to read their coverage of the updated site plan.


New Metro Park and Mixed-Use Development Moving Forward

The “Project QT” unveiling back in June was certainly one of the largest Central Ohio development announcements of 2017, which aims to turn a former quarry site into the future home of the region’s 20th Metro Park and a new mixed-use development. That project is taking another step forward this month with the official announcement of the land acquisition of the 558-acre property.


Next Wave of Jeffrey Park Apartments to be Completed Soon

Leasing has started on the latest phase of new apartments at Jeffrey Park in Italian Village. About 48 units in three separate buildings will be ready for tenants in September. As those start to fill up, work will continue on another 10 buildings, holding a total of 218 units. All of the new apartments are located on the eastern edge of the 40-acre development, part of what Wagenbrenner Development had previously called Phase IV but is now marketing under the name Legacy at Jeffrey Park. Sean Cullen of Wagenbrenner provided the latest update on this portion of the project, adding that a four-story parking garage that will serve the new apartments is also under construction and should be completed by early October.


Quarry Trails project featured in 614 Columbus

Jennifer Ruisch of 614 Magazine writes that our latest project, with Metro Parks, "is a playground for the off-trail adventurer." Check out her article for a great overview of the site.


Revitalization Recaptures Former Beauty of Historic Homes

A PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION led by a passionate team of partners is winning accolades and providing a beautiful entryway into the Weinland Park neighborhood just southeast of The Ohio State University. In May 2014, The Columbus Foundation announced a $2 million low-interest loan to help support the restoration and renovation of a collection of vacant buildings, now known as Grant Commons.


Commercial Real Estate Spotlight: Short North Moves East

When Lauren Culley and husband Jeff Excell decided to start a café and bakery in Columbus, they wanted something close to Clintonville, the Short North and Grandview Heights. But they also wanted to avoid setting up along the High Street spine of the city’s urban neighborhoods north of Downtown.


Big Box Retail a Possibility for Grandview Crossing Site

Remediation work continues at Grandview Crossing, the nearly 40-acre former landfill site near the intersection of Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue. Wagenbrenner Development partner Joe Williams recently told Columbus Underground that a range of uses are still on the table for the site – although the increasing interest in urban acreage from big box retailers would definitely be a factor in its development.


Grand Opening to Showcase New Market-Rate Homes in Weinland Park

Wagenbrenner Development is hosting a party on Sunday to show off the completed model home in their Grant Park development. The project, which first broke ground late last year, marks the first foray into new market-rate housing for the developer in Weinland Park. The plan is to eventually build 41 single family houses on the former Columbus Coated Fabric site along North Grant Avenue, north of East Fifth Avenue.


Italian Village Renaissance - Housing, shops and a craft brewery bringing new life to once-struggling neighborhood just north of

When Michelle Hill started to run the St. James Tavern in 1996, Italian Village was a much different neighborhood. “Almost every house on Detroit (Avenue) was boarded up or burnt down,” Hill said. All Ohio Masonry was a few doors down from her place; nearby, an auto-body shop. “It was industrial-ish or nothing,” Hill said. “As far as residential goes, there was hardly anyone living there.”


Rumors Flying About Work at Dublin Road Site

The noise and construction work at the corner of Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue is getting a lot of attention. Many people first noticed the trees getting chopped down, and then the giant mountain of dirt that showed up. The site used to be an unregulated landfill back in the 1950s and 60s. Wagenbrenner Development was awarded a $3 million grant from EPA's Clean Ohio fund to work at the site.


Urban Food-and-Beverage Campus Proposed to Lure Stone Brewing to Columbus

It’s no secret that Columbus has been courting the Stone Brewing Company for their $31 million brewery expansion project. The popular California-based craft brewery operation has grown rapidly since launching in 1996, and is currently the 10th largest craft brewery in the US. With that growth comes the need to expand to the other side of the country, and local leaders want Stone to call Columbus its new home away from home.


Jeffrey Park Community Center Approved, Construction on Apartments to Start Soon

Wagenbrenner Development has presented to the Italian Village Commission for the latest addition to their Jeffrey Park development – two buildings at the corner of North Fourth Street and First Avenue that will house a community center and 13 townhomes. The community center will feature an outdoor pool and a community room, as well as space for offices, a gym and a neighborhood bar. Also in the plans is a space along the sidewalk on First Avenue reserved for a potential CoGo Bike Share station.


Wagenbrenner completes financing for historic Weinland Park row houses

Market-rate housing on the old Columbus Coated Fabrics site is not the only residential project Wagenbrenner Development Inc. has in the works. The Columbus developer plans to get started on the renovation and restoration of a line of 23 row houses on East 11th Ave. in Weinland Park into 90 apartments after the recent completion of financing for the historic structures.